history and evolution

Year Event
1981 Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) established by Mr. Ramakrishnan, in the international year of the Disabled to cater to disability management focusing on rural areas.
Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya started as a primary school with just 5 students in thatched shed.
1985 Polio Detection camps conducted in villages
Nursery School and Hindi coaching classes commence
Famous Tamil Writer Smt. Sivasankari, brought the life story of Shri S. Ramakrishnan to the external world through Ananda Vikadan, a popular Tamil weekly
1985-1990 ASSA starts getting wider public attention and donations from many individuals commence.
1991 Integrated school started where Disabled children study with the normal children.
Home for Disabled Children started.
1992 Mr. Sankara Raman C.A, confined to a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy, hears about ASSA and joins Mr. Ramakrishnan.
Dormitory shelter for Disabled children constructed
More than 60 Polio Detection camps conducted.
1993 Rehabilitation Centre started
Vocational Training camp conducted
1994 Caliper making centre started
Quarters for disabled volunteers constructed
1995 New Administrative office constructed
Computer Training centre started
Typewriting Training centre started
Spirulina making started.
Village based Rehabilitation programme launched
1996 Notebook making centre and Book binding centre started
Prevention, Early Identification and Early Intervention programme launched
1997 Valley for the Disabled and village Self help initiative through establishment of Village councils initiated.
Spastic Centre started with 13 children.
1998 Hostel for Disabled youth trainees inaugurated.
1999 AutoCad centre inagurated
Spirulina expansion programme
2000 Modern quarters for volunteers constructed
Desktop publishing training Centre started
2001 Village Based Rehabiliation (VBR) initiatives gets support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust and started in four select pockets.
2002 Dr. S. Sumathi, wheel chair user due to muscular dystrophy joins hands to take active part to build educational and vocational training activities
2007 Advance IT Centre started and Post-acute care Centre for Spinal injured started
2008 Sangamam School for children with special needs started
2009 Hostel for Physically challenged girls started
2010 Barrier free Dining hall and Kitchen completed
Integrated School Upgraded to 10th Standard
2012 Barrier free Training centre for Physically challenged completed
Amar Institute of Rehabilitation started
Additional class rooms constructed
Advanced Library centre constructed
Early Intervention program for childhood disabilities started
2013 Early Intervention Centre started
Garments making unit started
2015 Life care support centre inaugurated
Grand Challenges Canada project rolled out.
Dr. S. Sumathi, our Committee member passed away
2016 New Goshala inaugurated
Community Radio Awareness Workshop at TIRUPATI on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India.
New Computer Lab inaugurated for our Higher secondary school
2017 Inauguration of VTC Extension Building and LED Project & VTC for Intellectually Challenged
New Concrete road, Audio testing Room and Annual day function of Sangamam School were inaugurated
Two Wheeler Mechanism Training Centre were inaugurated
Solar Pump at Open Well site was inaugurated
Higher Secondary School Building - Phase I was inaugurated
2018 We have inaugurated A.K.A. Abdul Samad Memorial Block in our administrative office.
We have inaugurated the “K.R.BLOCK VOLUNTEERS QUARTERS” Extension building
“INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE HOME BASED CARE” our VBRI team conducted Initial training for RBSK SNs/SHNs in Regional Training Institute, Chennai, Madurai, Salem and Villupuram.
We have inaugurated Higher Secondary School Building phase II
We have inaugurated of Shri K.Ramanathan and Shri. T.R.Thiagarajan Memorial center for Community Rehabilitation of Amar Seva Sangam at Melapavoor
2019 We have inaugurated “Girls Hostel Container Houses” (Hostel for physically challenged youth trainee girl students)
We have inaugurated multiple projects in our campus (Foundation Stone Laying for Boys Hostel Container Room, Water Recycling Plant and Biogas Unit, Sarathi Sadan Drivers Room, Caliper Extension Unit and Foundation Stone Laying for the Medical Testing Unit Expansion)
5th Parent Empowerment and Consultation Workshop were conducted in our campus
We have inaugurated Higher Secondary School Building phase III & IV
We have started the courses for the first batch of the Academic Year 2019-2020 of “Amar Seva - Saradambal ITI”